Corrections, Additions, etc.
We appreciate your help in improving the database. For corrections and additions, please send us a GEDCOM file with the correct data and that cites the primary sources, i.e. original sources, so that it can be checked and added to the database. If you have journals, photographs, etc. electronic versions would be helpful. Send these items to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Searching capabilities are very extensive. Click on the down arrow next to the item you are interested on searching. The options for most names and places are: Contains, Equals, Starts with, Ends with, Soundex of and Metaphone of. The options for dates are: equals, +/- 2 years from, +/- 10 years from, less than, greater than, less than or equal to, greater than or equal to.
The Soundex search may help in finding people with variant surname spellings. If you can't find your ancestor and you think they should be here, you might want to try variant spellings yourself. You might try entering a portion of the surname. Last name “Starts with” searches, e.g. John picks up Johnson, Johnston, Johnsen, and other variants.
By searching birth, death and burial places the program can be used to find families and ancestors of early Latter-day Saints and to give fairly accurate answers to such questions as: "Who was born in Nauvoo?", "Who is buried in the Old Nauvoo Burial Grounds?", and even "Who was killed in the Haun's Mill Massacre?"
Click on the “Click to display” box under Other Events to see additional events that can be searched. If an ancestor lived in a certain settlement search the Residence event place to see the people who lived in that settlement.
ancestors chart shows a graphical
representation of parents,
grandparents and great-grandparents
etc. for any individual along with
photos if available.
The default the chart begins with 4 generation, this can be increased but the page will become wider and you will need to scroll to see the entire page.
Wherever you see the icon, you can click to show the ancestors of the individual. Moving the mouse over the down icon will display further information and immediate descendents.
When you see this icon the generation to the right will be shown from this individual if you click on it.
Click on the image above to see an example.
The Ascendants Table (also known as Ahnentafel) lists all the generations in tabular form, complete with all children and birth, marriage & death information if applicable or known.
Ahnentafel charts can show a great
deal of information in a compact
form. Study the structure of these
charts and you will come to
understand how generation fall and
the relationships between
individuals. Learning the numbering
system is the key to understanding
this type of document.
Pioneer Journals, Histories and Photos
and histories is a very useful for
displaying both lines of parentage
for any individual in a family unit
and will list grandparents for as
far back as is known; subsequently
clicking on the individual displays
all the photos and histories.
Note the icons for Photo and for history when available for an individual.
For an example click on the image above.
The Descendents Table lists all generations in either a 'compact' or 'register' form for the individual selected. The Descendents Chart can be linked to from this page.
The main difference between the two page types is the level of information listed keep in mind the descendents chart below can only be linked from an individual in the 'compact' table. To see an example click on the image above.
Descendents chart (with photos) displays all
family members (including brothers &
sisters) starting as far back as the family
tree goes up to the individual selected.
How to you find the descendents chart?
1. First display the descendents table for an individual such as the one in the section below (Descendents Table).
2. Click on the descendency icon to display the chart up to this person.
Or for a quick idea of what you would see click on the image above.
The relationship chart, is a great
way of understanding how individuals
are related to one another.
timeline compares individuals to Church
history, and can be populated in two ways.
1. Each time you look at an individual then click timeline, this individual will be saved in memory so that next time you look at another individual and click timeline, both individual timelines will be compared, and so on.
2. Populate the timeline by finding individuals manually.